Disclaimer: Again, I am not Stephenie Meyer. Sucks doesn't it? Oh, well life still goes on.

Chapter 8: Explanations Pt.1

Seth POV

You should explain that he just walked into the hospital room before going on with the chapter

Once I was inside, they both turned to look at me, eyes wide with shock.

I refused to look at her warm brown eyes because I knew my fury would dissipate the moment I looked into them. She had the most beautiful chocolate pools. Instead, enraged, I glared at her friend.

"Are you insane?" I asked her friend ignoring Nadia completely.

"Excuse me, who the hell do you think you are?" She replied angrily.

"Are you really going to keep her attacker a secret?" I asked exasperated; running out of patience with this girl.

"How-how'd you know about that?" She asked bewildered.

"You haven't answered my question," I told her.

"Neither have you." She said defensively.

"Can you both just stop the inquisition," Nadia shouted.

I took that moment to look at her, and I was right, the moment I gazed into her doe eyes my anger dispelled into nothingness. Her eyes looked so vulnerable and frank, making it impossible to reign in my fury.

My expression immediately softened and I asked her how she felt.

"I'm fine, but more importantly how'd you know that she was going to keep my attacker a secret?"

Looking in her eyes, I couldn't lie to her; I was compelled to tell the truth. So I did just that, I told her the truth.

"I followed you here and heard your friend talking about keeping whoever did this to you a secret." I said while waving my hand towards her.

I know I sounded a lot like a stalker the moment I uttered that sentence, but I couldn't find it in me to care. I just hoped she understood and saw the intensity of my concern for her safety.

"Please tell me you won't do something that dense" I asked, pleading with her.

"I can't answer that," she responded, immediately dropping her gaze to her hands, knotting and unknotting her fingers shyly.

I moved closer until I was standing right in front of her bed and lifted her chin so she could look at me. Again I was met with those glorious deep brown eyes.

"Why?" I asked. She gazed at me with confusion and indecision on her face and then she answered.

"I won't be able to forgive myself if I tell you."

"For goodness sake Nad, you don't have to answer to him. He is no authority figure and he damn sure isn't your dad." Sherly interrupted our conversation.

I never thought I would despise someone as much as I was beginning to loathe her friend. She was quickly irritating me to my last nerves.

"This is between Nadia and me, so, can you step out and give us some privacy?" I said glaring at her friend, the words seething as they come out of my mouth.

"Not in this lifetime buddy. You come barging in here acting like you're somebody and then expect me to leave my friend after what she's been through. You better check yourself before you mess with me." she shouted furiously."I am not leaving unless she wants me to" she continued.

I looked at Nadia and she said "Sherls, can you please step out? It'll only be a minute, please?"

I had the sudden impulse to stick my tongue out at her in a childish manner to declare that I had won, but I didn't.

Shocked and fuming, she nodded her head at Nadia, and then glared at me before she left. Once I was sure her friend was gone and I could no longer hear her footsteps, I asked her again, "So why do you think you're unable to tell a law enforcer or anyone other than your friend who your attacker is?"

"What is it to you?" She asked defiantly.

"I care about you a lot." I said, slowly unwinding her knotted fingers and pulling her hands to mine. I felt a strange current go through me as our skin made contact with each other. I was so glad she didn't pull away.

"You don't even know me. Sure we kissed and okay it was beyond amazing, but that's all, we don't even know if we have anything in common and I don't even know your name." she reasoned.

"My name is Seth." I answered soothingly "you thought our kiss was amazing?" I asked with a huge grin in my face.

"FOCUS! And wipe that stupid grin off your face." She said half serious and amused. (loved that sentence!)

I wanted to add 'As for getting to know me, I would love to spent more time with you' but I didn't want to scare her away. I was already invading her life and as far as she knew I was still a complete stranger with whom she made out.

"You still haven't answered me, you're so evasive. What's it to you?"

At that moment her mother came in to the room presumably to check on her.

"Hey mom, this is my friend Seth." She said shifting slightly and removing her hands from mine.

I frowned at the lost of contact. I guess we had unconsciously close in on each other as we were talking.

"Hello," I said warmly.

"It's nice to meet you Seth." Her mom said genuinely

"To what do we owe this visit so early in the morning?" She asked earnestly.

"I heard what happened to Nadia and I thought that I should come and check on her."

"At 3:00 in the morning?" She questioned her brows furrowing."Do your parents know you're here?"

"Ummm, no, I didn't realize it was that early and I was out that late." I answered a little embarrassed.


"Excuse me, I'll be right back." I said politely. With that said I went to call my mom.

To say my mother was beyond worried would be the understatement of the century.

She was livid and demanded I came home immediately.

What's up with people and their worries about a 17-year-old practically indestructible werewolf taking care of himself? I mean really, what's the worst that can happen to me? Getting in a brawl with a vampire?

I apologized for not calling about my whereabouts and I explained to my mom as quickly as I could, that I found my imprint at the hospital and I couldn't bear to leave her.

After what felt like an infinite amount of begging, my mom finally gave in and told me to come home as soon as I could. Hastily, I told her I had to go and headed back to Nadia's room.

Talking to my mom had me thinking and I realized just like before, Nadia could get up and leave and I could miss the chance of ever seeing her again. I've lost her twice already, am I willing to take the chance of losing her for good?

That's what was occupying my thoughts as I headed back to her room.

As I came in I witness Nadia and her mom in deep conversation. I made an about face and was in the process of leaving when I heard Nadia telling me to come in.

"Sorry for interrupting," I said bashfully while concurrently Nadia's friend entered the room.

"It's okay, we were about done," her mom answered.

"Sherly, would you like to get some coffee with me, you look tired," her mom asked.

"Okay, thank you Mrs. Silva."

Thankful for the privacy Nadia's mom was giving us, I mouthed a simple thank you to her as they were departing.

"Hey" I said softly while approaching her.

"Hey back at you," she responded nervously.

"Look, I think I should explain why I may come off as protective of you when we barely know each other."

"That would be nice," she said slowly with curiosity and a hint of sarcasm in her voice.

"Do you know the definition of an imprint?" I commenced.

"I thought you were explaining to me why you were been so greedy of me?"

"Look who's been ambiguous," I said smirking.

"Yes, I know what imprinting is. It's what animals do, right?" She answered a tad exasperated.

"You're in the ball park," I said pleased that she wouldn't be completely lost to the concept.

"What does it have to do with your covetousness?"

"Patience is virtue, Nadia."

"Stop being a smart-ass and just tell me, Seth."

"Ooh someone's a little feisty, me likey." I say trying to lighten up the mood and cushion the blow.

"SETH!"

"Ok, ok."

"Well, in this case the meaning of the word imprint is similar to being irrevocably in love with someone. It's more of a permanent form of love at first sight. You see the person and you know your whole world and your entire being is nothing without them. There's no going back and the person feels the same way about you. It's like finding your soul mate. Do you understand any of that?"

"I- I think so, so let me get this straight, are you saying that in a way you imprinted on me and I'm your soul mate?" She asked incredulously.

"Yeah, I am," I said, carefully watching her face and testing her reaction.

"You know you sound crazy right?"

"I'm aware of that. Do you believe me?" I replied as calmly as I could, masking a serene façade when inside I was shaking at the prospect that this may be too much too soon and I might be scaring her.

"Seth, that's a big load you just drop on me. I barely believe in mythical creatures and now you want to believe that there's such a thing a human imprinting?"

"About that— "

"Wait; please don't tell me you're not human."

I paused, because silence speaks louder than words.

"OH, MY GOD! YOU'RE NOT HUMAN." She shouted, fear in her honey brown eyes.


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